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Summit County police blotter: Baby carted away, then recovered at Lowe’s

Jack Queen

A woman shopping at the Silverthorne Lowe’s on Saturday had a bit of a scare when her shopping cart disappeared. The cart carried, in addition to some light fixtures, her 3.5-month-old baby.

She immediately informed store security, which announced a “Code Adam” over the PA system ordering employees to position themselves by all the store exits. While running through the store, the woman saw a man in his mid-50s pushing her cart, which still contained her baby.

After retrieving her child, the woman decided to report the incident. She went back inside and pointed out the man, who she said she was still surprised to see shopping after the incident.

A Silverthorne officer questioned the man, who said he had no idea the cart wasn’t his — or that there was a baby in it.

Philistine slashes painting

Officers were called to an art vendor’s tent display at the Great Divide Art Festival in the Wellington Lot on Monday morning, Sept. 5. The vendor said someone had cut open her tarp in the middle of the night and slashed an 18-inch cut into a painting that was valued at $1,600.

Grandpa knows best

On August 30, a Silverthorne man reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be his grandson. He said he had gone to a wedding in New Mexico, where he had gotten into a car accident after having a few beers. He asked his “grandfather” to loan him the extra money he needed to make bail by calling a bondsman, for whom he gave a phone number.

The man called the bail bondsman, who confirmed the account, but thought it was strange that the number had a Wisconsin area code when the accident supposedly happened in New Mexico. The number for the “public defender” provided to him had a Rochester area code.

The man then called his grandson at his place of work in Pennsylvania. He said he was fine and had not been involved in accident.

An investigating officer ran a search of the numbers — (585) 420-6092 and (715) 406-4350 — and found they were associated with scam operations.

Next stop: detox

On Monday night, Sept. 5, officers found a man sleeping in the elevator lobby of Main Street Station in Breckenridge. They shouted several times trying to wake him up but finally had to use a sternum rub to rouse the man.

He couldn’t make clear sentences but said he was aware that he was in Breckenridge. Officers found an open bottle of booze in a backpack and disposed of it before taking him to detox.

Broken windows policing

On the morning of Monday, Aug. 29, construction crews arrived for work on a site at 46 Luisa Drive and discovered a window on the structure had been smashed. It was estimated to be worth $900. Nothing of value was reported missing from the site.

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